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Bayliss' 996RS BSB winner for sale | VisorDown

Bayliss' 996RS BSB winner for sale | VisorDown | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
1999 British Superbike champion Ducati 996RS for sale...

TROY BAYLISS' British Superbike championship-winning Ducati 996RS from 1999 is up for sale at 60,000 euros (approx £50,000).

Bayliss, who spring-boarded on to the World Superbike stage after winning the BSB title in 1999, took the orange GSE Racing Ducati to six wins and 14 podiums during the course of the season.

GSE Racing bought the 996RS brand new directly from the Ducati factory before the 1999 season.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/bayliss-996rs-bsb-winner-for-sale/20613.html#ixzz1uVXy2djg

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Rare Ducati Letterman Jacket For Sale | DucatiClassifieds.com

Rare Ducati Letterman Jacket For Sale | DucatiClassifieds.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Need something to wear to this weekend's Monaco Salterelli Vintage Ducati Collection auction? Or just looking for some instant Ducati cred? This positively screams "I've been riding Ducati's for years!"  Just posted to the Ducati.net website, ducaticlassifieds.com  


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2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering Review | MotorcycleUSA.com

2012 Quail Motorcycle Gathering Review | MotorcycleUSA.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Vintage motorcycles drummed to life and rumbled through Carmel Valley then headed to the Quail Lodge for a concours the next day at the budding affair known as the Quail Motorcycle Gathering.

Morning mist hung just above the tops of the green rolling hills on a crisp Carmel Valley morning. Slowly the solitude was broken by the burble of bikes trickling in, from the raspy exhaust of revvy MV Agusta Singles to the deep-seated growl of Ducatis. The multitude of riders arrived in weathered Vanson jackets and Dainese race suits, wearing their worn-down knee pucks and road-rashed leathers as badges of honor. Many of the motorcycles gathering for the fourth annual Quail Motorcycle Ride have competed in numerous Giros, while the other participants also have their own unique story of ownership to tell. Soon, this eclectic group of motorcyclists, some 80 strong, rumbled out of the lodge as they embarked on a 110-mile ride through the scenic central Californian countryside.... For the rest of the story and photos, click on the headline link above.

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Vincent’s Ducati | Shed built bikes

Vincent’s Ducati | Shed built bikes | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

A while back Vincent, the guy I built the Virago and the CX500 chopper with, bought a Ducati Cagiva Pantah 650. He sold his Yamaha R1 for it and that was a wise decission. The Ducatis isn’t even finished yet, but I’m pretty sure he’s already done more miles on it, than on the R1 in 3 seasons….

Although the bike is not finished yet, it is taking shape nicely. At this moment it has custom made exhaust pipes with modified mufflers, Emco air filters, air-supension at the back, a CX500 C gas tank, a seat made of a CX500 C gas tank, Tomasselli clipons, home made headlight and license plate brackets, after market headlight, Honda speedo and a seat made by the same guy (Raymond) that did the seat on my CB750....More photos and the rest of the story on the headline link above

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25 Years of Racing Entertainment – The ultimate Ducati/SBK fan photo opportunity | Ducati.net

25 Years of Racing Entertainment – The ultimate Ducati/SBK fan photo opportunity | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

This weekend at Monza, Infront Motor Sports, WSB promoter and organizer, will roll out a party celebrating 25 Years of World Superbike: “25 exciting years”

It’s going to be a great weekend with photo opportunity’s at every turn. A large lineup of legendary world champions will be on hand that for us literally lead from the past, with Doug Polen on the 851 to the future, with Troy Bayliss’s development of the 1199 Panigale. For a Ducatisti, a photo of Doug Polen, Giancarlo Fallapa, Carl Fogerty, Troy Bayliss, and Carlos Checa – multi generations of Ducati champions responsible for a huge chunk of Ducati history (and retail sales) has likely never happened before. It’s going to be something really special to see.


For the rest of this story: http://www.ducati.net/2012/05/25-years-of-racing-entertainment-the-ultimate-ducatisbk-fan-photo-opportunity/

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Ducati.net Ducati History Lesson | 4 Stroke Gas Powered Tiller | eBay Italy

Ducati.net Ducati History Lesson  | 4 Stroke Gas Powered Tiller | eBay Italy | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

In the "here's something you don't see every day" department we just got this shared with us and thought it was worth passing on as a Ducati history lesson.  During the VM period of Ducati company ownership, Ducati built auxiliarly motors and sold them to companies that used them in everything from lawn mowers to roto tillers, water pumps and more.  So while it's a bit of a stretch, this really IS a Ducati powered machine...

To see the listing on eBay Italia, click on the headline link above

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Dane Cook via Twitter | @danecook

Dane Cook via Twitter | @danecook | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

"Coming back from a San Diego trip on my new Ducati Sport Classic 1000. I call her Mrs. Vader"

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1972 Ducati 750 Imola 200 Miglia Imola Race Replica | RM Auctions

1972 Ducati 750 Imola 200 Miglia Imola Race Replica | RM Auctions | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

More for Paul Smart Week at Ducati.net...

If immitation is the sincerest form of flattery, this should make Mr. Smart smile. On offer in the upcoming Monaco RM auction from the Carlo Salterelli collection, it's constructed from period parts quite similar to the original Imola machines of which only 7 were constructed by the factory.  (The photo of the glass transporter Ductalk ran earlier this week shows the 7 bikes)   To read more on this bike check out the incredible digital catalog of the entire collection (click the headline above for the link to the catalog)


RM Auctions Monaco

Friday May 11

13:00-19:00

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On Cafe racer TV tonight… The Bostrom’s test the Desmopro | DucatiDucati.net

On Cafe racer TV tonight… The Bostrom’s test the Desmopro | DucatiDucati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Cafe Racer TV season three kicked off last Thursday with a crazy cool Ducati build, the first one the show has ever done) that started at the NCR race shop in Bologna with a box of ultra special motor parts and ended as a gold spangled Ducati instant classic.

This week Cafe Racer wraps up the Desmopro build with the test that inspired the project – the chance to have two ex-factory Ducati riders put it thru it’s paces and test the validity of the bike and it’s builder.

Tonight – Thursday April, 26th, 2012

Cafe Racer TV

Velocity Channel

8pm EST

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Photo Gallery | Vicki Smith | Things for Ducatisti to do at Road Atlanta's Big Kahuna Weekend | Ductalk.com

Photo Gallery | Vicki Smith | Things for Ducatisti to do at Road Atlanta's Big Kahuna Weekend | Ductalk.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Spent the day at Road Atlanta.  We haven't been to an AMA race in a while and this one was delivering a lot for the entertainment dollar.  In the Atlanta area?  Not to late to check out the action. It's a pretty great way to spend the day.....

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Audi buys Ducati ... time to celebrate | Gizmag.com

Audi buys Ducati ... time to celebrate | Gizmag.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Audi has purchased Ducati Motorcycles. Not Volkswagen Group (Audi's parent) , but Audi, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen. The boards of Audi AG...
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Before and After!! A Stunning 1966 Ducati 160 Monza Jr. | Motorcycle Photo Of The Day

Before and After!!  A Stunning 1966 Ducati 160 Monza Jr. | Motorcycle Photo Of The Day | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
Now THAT”S a save! Hard to believe it’s the same bike. For more shots of the bike in process take a few minutes and check out his gallery pages.

Craig Kenfield writes in:

I saw a link to your site on Ductalk which led to some before and after photos of a Ducati single. Here’s my version of a similar bike… it’s a 1966 Ducati 160 Monza Jr that was restyled using older Ducati bodywork.

After spending too many years working on it on and off I finally got it back on the road just in time for the vintage bike festival at Barber Motorsports last year. With about 15 miles on the bike we threw it on the trailer and drove 13 hours to get there. Took it off the trailer and it ran great all weekend.

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In pursuit of Ducati magic | The Globe and Mail

In pursuit of Ducati magic | The Globe and Mail | Desmopro News | Scoop.it
VW adds iconic Italian motorcycle company to its stable of brands...

What's the use of a little liquidity if you can't splash some of it around?

That appears to be the credo of Ferdinand Piech, recently reconfirmed for a third stint at the wheel of Volkswagen AG, who has just dipped into the deep corporate money pool for a bit more than a billion dollars to add legendary motorcycle maker Ducati to his collection of Italian companies.

Ducati made a pretty nice birthday present, along with his re-election as chairman late last month, for the now 75-year-old Piech, who has been single-mindedly steering Volkswagen toward the goal of becoming the largest car maker in the world for the better part of two decades.

Although some industry watchers, possibly irked at having to buy their cars and bikes one at a time rather than by the factory-full, see it as perhaps a little self-indulgent. “It's a new toy,” sniffily opined one, who's perhaps never owned a Ducati, as Piech does.

But what true corporate collector – VW's “toy” box now contains a dozen brands – wouldn't round out his Italian portfolio by adding the classic Ducati name to that of previously acquired exotic car maker Lamborghini and renowned design house ItalDesign if they had the chance.

And, unlike many other periods in a history that has more whoop-de-doos than a stadium motocross track, Ducati's driving engine is currently as “on song” as it's ever been....more here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/car-life/classic-cars/in-pursuit-of-ducati-magic/article2426428/

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Ducati - World Ducati Week - track rides and 1199 Panigale test rides | Ducati.com

Ducati - World Ducati Week - track rides and 1199 Panigale test rides | Ducati.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Sign Ups Just Opened - Book your session now!

All participants who want to ride on the legendary Misano World Circuit will again get the opportunity to do so in this edition by simply reserving a round in the free practice on track free of charge.
But there's more: at the WDW2012 you will have the unique chance to test the latest motorcycle designed by Ducati, the 1199 Panigale, on the race track. A full-fledged test ride on a prestigious circuit, 100% free and with all the assistance you need from Ducati....more on the headline link above

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Photo Gallery | Ducati.net live from the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, Carmel CA | Ducati.net

Photo Gallery | Ducati.net live from the Quail Motorcycle Gathering, Carmel CA | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

This weekend, Ducati.net and Ductalk are reporting from paradise, Carmel California. It’s the annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering and The Ride, both of which embody the spirit of riding, enjoying the company of other Ducati friends and gearheads and just plain getting out and checking out some great machines, about as well as you will ever see it done.

It's not all motorcycles at Quail, and what few cars are here are pretty cool. Like this VW service vehicle that came out for the start of The Ride

We will be adding to the photo gallery of sights and bikes all weekend and posting it here:

http://photos.ducati.net/Motorcycles-Vickis-View/The-Quail-Motorcycle-

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WSBK at 25: Origins in America | SuperbikePlanet

WSBK at 25: Origins in America | SuperbikePlanet | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

World Superbike celebrates 25 years in 2012. The series has deep roots in America--and oddly, at Daytona. The first US races were held at Brainerd in Northern Minnesota. Here, Ducati's first WSBK champ, Raymond Roche awaits practice.... More really wonderful photos on the headline link above

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Raoulduke | Ducati 900SS done ;) | Dotheton.com

Raoulduke | Ducati 900SS done ;) | Dotheton.com | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

So here it is my 1992 Ducati SS is finally ready to get ridden...


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Ducati Cafe 31 by DesmoPro | Return of the Cafe Racers

Ducati Cafe 31 by DesmoPro | Return of the Cafe Racers | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

I'm sure many Ducati fans will be looking at this motorcycle with a confused look on their face. In true Cafe Racer style this custom isn't made using just one bike, in fact this Ducati is an amalgamation of components from almost every decade of the Italian manufacturers history. Ducati restoration specialists DesmoPro built "Cafe 31" for Season 3 of Velocity's Cafe Racer TV and it's easily one of my favourites from the show to date.

Cafe 31 is powered by a 904cc mid 70's Desmo Supersport motor with period correct, NCR performance valves, cams and pistons. Mikuni 39mm flat side carbs feed fuel to each cylinder and a custom DesmoPro stainless 2 into 1 exhaust let's you know that there's a big angry Italian approaching.

DesmoPro owners Rich Lambrechts and Vicki Smith wanted the Ducati to handle as well as any modern Superbike so special attention was paid to the 1975 860GT frame. Extensive work was done to reduce overall weight and improve geometry including reducing the rake from 31 to 25 degrees and the fabrication of a custom aluminium subframe....

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http://www.returnofthecaferacers.com/2012/04/ducati-cafe-31-by-desmopro.html

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Video | 200 Miglia di Imola 1972-2012 : the beginning of a new era | Ducati.com

Paul Smart week at Ducati.net continues:


The exclusive video of Paul Smart's return to Borgo Panigale to celebrate his legendary victory in the Imola 200.

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Moto Corse Japan – 2006 Paul Smart Custom | il Ducatista

Moto Corse Japan – 2006 Paul Smart Custom | il Ducatista | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Another one for Paul Smart Week...


This build comes from the Moto Corse dealership of Tokyo, Japan. The bike started as a 2006 Paul Smart 1000 L.E.. The Ducati Paul Smart 1000 L.E. is inspired by the 1974 Super Sport 750 and is a tribute to the 750 “Imola” bike that English racer Paul Smart took to victory in the 1972 Imola 200. On a cloudy day in April 1972, Paul Smart rode a new untested Ducati 750 twin to a historic surprise victory at the Imola 200, beating all competitors; more-so, in the same race the Italian racer Bruno Spaggiari, also riding a Ducati 750, crossed the finish line in second place. Inspired by these results, Fabio Taglioni decided to introduce production motorcycles with the styling and the latest technological solutions of the 750 “Imola“....lots more details, specs and photos, on the headline link above

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sportmille's photo | Instagram | Ducati SportClassic

今日の夕景と桜、そしてバイク♪ #ducati #sport1000 #sportclassic

Niigata, Japan

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Ducati.net History DejaView | The Glass Transporter | Ducati.net

Ducati.net History DejaView | The Glass Transporter | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

It’s Paul Smart Week here at Ducati.net and we thought if there ever was a photo that was worth re-sharing, it’s this one of the glass transporter that Ducati had built to bring the team bikes to Imola. We will let Paul tell it in his own words:

“That evening we had a grand tour around Bologna in a long procession of cars honking their horns and waving flags. We stopped for what was to be minute outside the railway station, but thousands and thousands of people surrounded us and we just joined in the party....more here:  http://www.ducati.net/2012/04/ducati-net-history-dejaview-the-glass-transporter/

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Cafe Racer TV Season Three Sneak Preview Party at Moto Corse Performance | Ducati.net

Cafe Racer TV Season Three Sneak Preview Party at Moto Corse Performance | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Season Three of Cafe Racer TV on Velocity Channel kicks off tonight with the Ducati.net/Desmopro project Ducati "Cafe 31" so no better excuse for a party was needed.  Moto Corse Performance wanted to show off thier new showroom and almost 100 people came out  last night to see our own Rich Lambrechts and Vicki Smith's TV Bike build. But you didn't miss a thing - it airs to the public tonight!


Cafe Racer TV Season three starts tonight at 8pm EST on Velocity Channel 

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Bevelheaded | Tod Rafferty | Ducati.net

Bevelheaded | Tod Rafferty | Ducati.net | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

As a long-term Ducatista (50 years!), I’ve owned some of the best and ridden most of the rest. My own highlight was the ’74 750 Sport, which I rode from Ohio to California (with clip-ons), a trip described in the May ’75 issue of Cycle Guide. Next in line would be the Desmo 350 and the 250 Scrambler. In my seniority I remain bevelheaded....More here: http://www.ducati.net/2012/04/bevelheaded-by-tod-rafferty/

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